Coca Shayne wrote:
Sky wrote:It woudl be tough for Odom to land Battier. Now that Houston has Scola they aren't as desperate for a 4. Warriors are in love with Bellinelli. The Gooden to GS rumor has been squashed as fiction, Warriors are talking with Croshere and Pavlovic.
As for all the rumors on JO, end of the day it comes down to whether LA is willing to give up Bynum to get JO. We know where Jimmy stands on that, it's his first born. Question is where Dr. Buss stands and if he's willing to overrule his son. If he is then JO can become a Laker, if not, the Indy talks are over.
If O'Neal coudl be had for Bynum, Crittenton and Kwame would you do it? Don't say Farmar instead, that's obvious. if Walsh would only do it with Critt, would you pull the trigger?
I would buy the bullets, load the gun and fire away ..
What he said.
On a side note Sky, Phil said we'd have a PG who can check his man at the start of this season. Assuming we pull off a Bynum, Critt, fillers deal for JO/Harrison (lofty, yes), would we give Pargo a look with the rest of the MLE? He's quick, can shoot, and Phil likes him.
Also, houston is supposedly looking for a backup center, with Deke possibly on his way to Boston? What about something like this, we've shown prior interest in Head...
Lakers Trade: Bynum, Crittenton, Kwame, McKie (3m/BO), Sasha, Cook, 1st
Lakers Receive: JO, Luther Head, Bobby Sura
Lakers Sign: Chris Webber (with the rest of the MLE. PJ Brown is an option as well)
Rockets Trade: Luther Head, Bobby Sura
Rockets Receive: David Harrison, Brian Cook
Pacers Trade: JO, David Harrison
Pacers Receive: Bynum, Crittenton, Kwame, McKie (3m/BO), Sasha, 1st
Houston gets some depth/bigs up front. Indy gets a player who will end up at least as good as JO, as well as cap relief and more young talent in Critt/1st round pick. Maybe too much but Walsh is a better GM than Mitch. With Boston having KG/Ray/Pierce, there is no point in holding on to JO and losing him for nothing next season.